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    October 2, 2012
    4:30 - 5:00am PDT  

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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good tuesday morning. i'm kristen sze. i'm eric thomas. how do you like your heat? hot or hot? >> hot. >> let's check in with mike. it will be dangerous in some areas 100 again most of those areas are places where we have air conditioning. around the bay could be in the 90s today a lot of homes that don't have air conditioning may not have cooled off as much as you would have like even though temperatures are in 60s. barely any of news the 50s except in our deepest valleys north bay and around half moon bay still 70 antioch and 77 in parts of fremont. as we head into the afternoon, we'll have temperatures that will reach almost 80 at the cost cooling will come in late
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this afternoon. hot sunshine will hang around the bay mid 80s to mid 90s baking hot inland mid 90s to 101°. that's how your day is set up. here's sue. good morning. if you have be up at 4:30 good time to be on the roads. golden gate bridge southbound fog-free, we have roadwork on the north end of the span that will be slowing things san rafael south 101 past lucas valley road a couple of headlights. out of the central valley towards livermore and altamont pass still good at this hour. 4:31. new this morning, grief counselors will be available at albany middle school today following the apparent suicide of a teacher who was arrested on charges of having an inappropriate relationship with a student. terry mcsweeney is live at the school with details. >> reporter: a lot of questions still remaining. this morning we hope to get
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answers from the school district superintendent she is having a news conference. there's a memorial, a lot of people still hold james izumizaki in very high regard. the man arrested for committing lewd acts with a minor last week, found dead from an apparent suicide yesterday morning. last night word was getting around what what happened. police state body of the 28-year-old mr. i, as students called him was found in a car yesterday morning apparently suicide. we are told he left a note. very popular on campus students called him mr. i, last wednesday arrested for lewd acts with a minor under four teen. despite this mr. i, still -- held by some in very high regard. >> when my parents got divorced, from that point on he was like my big brother.
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he was big influence in my life and still is. >> brokenness and sadness all the way around. that's what the whole community is holding, wanting to make sure our children are safe at the same time we know him and how do we honor his life also. >> reporter: mr. izumizaki taught class here, he coached basketball, volleyball. he went to albany middle, graduated from the high school out here he was out on bail. his next court appears was scheduled for later this month. a couple of questions that will be asked at that news conference. number one what did the note say? many other questions as well for the school district and police, including he was arrested last wednesday, scheduled for arraignment last friday but the case continued. he never was charged in the case only arrested.
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why was that? how was the case going? again, what did that note say? terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. developing news from oakland. right now police are investigating two late night shootings that left two men dead. police are still investigating whether the shootings may be connected. amtrak service not up and running this morning crews worked through the night in the central valley to remove two derailed cars and locomotive from the damaged tracks. 170 passengers were onboard, traveling from oakland to bakersfield yesterday when it was mit by a big rig south of fresno -- 20 suffered minor to moderate injuries. investigators state truck carrying cotton trash failed to yield and hit the train at
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a crossing equipped gates to stop traffic. we'll have a live report from kira klapper. this morning, investigators in santa rosa are lookinging for a serial arsonist three buildings were targeted, two churches downtown and engineering office. lilian kim has the story. >> reporter: this is the worst of the damage doors at the catholic church downtown santa rosa charred. it could have been worse had a priest not heard the sound of the molotov cocktail shattering. the staff says he doused the fire with water as soon as he could. >> nobody has been hurt. it is the doors of the church damaged. that is a disappointment. but we'll get over that. >> reporter: investigators say whoever threw the molotov cocktail also targeted the
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episcopal church minutes before. no damage here, the fire department says the device failed. another molotov cocktail did ignite at the offices of a civil engineering firm. flames charred the outside of the building and melted an irrigation pipe before a janitor put the fire out. >> i think something like this happens not somebody thinking clearily or making reasonable decisions, just random target. >> reporter: investigators have collected most of the pieces of the bottles and are looking them over for prints. they fear the person responsible will strike again. >> i'm sure there's a level of disappointment there wasn't more success in attempt to ignite the building. we don't want to encourage that. we don't want to motivate this person for a follow-up. >> reporter: lilian kim, abc7 news. oakland a's fans kept the celebration under control overnight. police say they didn't have major incidents after the team
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clinched their first playoff berth in six years. >> announcer: they are going to the post-season, unbelievable! >> the a's beat the rangers 4-3 last night locking up at least a wild card spot. they partied like they've never been here before, because most of them haven't. >> unbelievable, words can't explain, come as far as we have and nobody expected it, it is a good feeling. >> amazing. amazing! >> amazing! a's can win the title outright by beating the rangers again tonight and tomorrow afternoon to hopefully, sweep the series. >> i saw that scene in
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moneyball. 11 teams from the america's cup world series will take the san francisco bay again today for the second leg. today free practice sailing with qualifying event tomorrow, championship racing begins thursday. huge turnout is expected as usual as the 45 foot boats race around the bay. the blue angels will cruise into town fleet week they arrive tonight flying in formation into sfo joined by ships and sailors from around the world. mayor lee kicked off fleet week yesterday. >> seeing the blue angels fly and practice and the parade of ships that we have. >> this is probably going to be the best week i've seen in my 36 years as doorman as sir francis drake. >> he's right there's also the bluegrass festival, oracle open world private pearl jam
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concert on treasure island, italian heritage parade north beach, castro fair, giants in the playoffs and 49ers home. with all that you can navigate around with waze, the free traffic app. waze will automatically reroute you around any major issues and cut your diving time. download it for free from abc7news.com/waze. so, it is going to be hot again today, no spare the air day. >> no, but it is great to be along the bay. conditions are going to change dramatically for those folks they can practice all they want today, tomorrow and come the weekend it is going to get windy, cloudy and the bay is going to get choppy not today it is calm, we have a northeast wind at hayward, oakland and napa, that means offshore wind which means it is going to be warm today all
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the way out to even the coast we could see 80s this afternoon. jet stream well north, we see a little northern surge of clouds and cooler weather. that is going to come in tomorrow. for today, starting off i'd say by 7:00, around 60°, maybe 50 at the coast. look how quickly it gets into the mid 90s by noon inland 81 bay, 74 coast, 101 at 4:00 inland, 93 around the bay coast starts cooling late in the afternoon into the evening. 63 at 7:00, bay 83 and 90 at 7:00 inland. next three days drop, 90 tomorrow, 100 today, 90 tomorrow to 80 friday inland, 20° drop from 90s today to mid 70s by friday around the bay near 80 today to about 58 for a high by friday.
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things are going to change. if you like heat one last day. here's sue. good morning. tuesday morning your commute is good so far. live shot of the bay bridge toll no metering lights, few cars on the upper deck looking real good san mateo bridge tail lights towards foster city from hayward in the eastbound direction headlights towards hayward we have roadwork foster city boulevard towards flat section of the span ongoing you might expect delays westbound for your compute on the pardon me eastbound on your compute to the san mateo bridge. a lot of activities, america's cup, marina green, chrissy field all going to be jammed with spectators to get around that avoid the area completely van ness, lombard, broadway would be a great way. hillcrest to 242 under 20 minutes drive out of antioch, dumbarton bridge roadwork
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until 5:00, slowing westbound. next, tragic boating crash leaves dozens dead in hong kong. this morning, several people arrested for the tragedy. incredible video of a methanol plant going up in flames. we'll show you the dangerous conditions firefighters had to deal with for hours. thieves steal some of california's most pressured artifact3q i can't stand these spots. those spots are actually leftover food and detergent residue that can redeposit on your dishware during the rinse cycle. gross. jet-dry rinse agent helps wash them away so the only thing left behind is the shine. jet-dry rinses away residues for a sparkling shine.
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yesterday's crash with another boat this morning authorities arrested crewmembers from both boats. they are accused of endangering passengers by operating the boats unsafely. the ferry was taking party-goers to a fireworks show. incredible video, fireball exploding in the skies over canada. fire broke out at a warehouse that stores methanol used by racing car companies. the result, huge plumes of smoke and fireballs that kept erupting into the air. firefighters had to back off from the towering flames because it became too dangerous to fight. search is on for two thiefs who made off with two million dollars in gold and other minerals from mariposa at the state mining and mineral museum last friday police shown, searched but
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they were long gone. they made off with several gold nuggets. they say it was an ed heist. >> they were dressed all in -- black two witnesses told me they were dressed like ninjas with night vision goggles on. >> probably the largest robbery in mariposa history of any kind. >> that is saying a lot since this town dates back to the gold rush days of 1849. 4:46. the stage is set for the first debate between mitt romney and president obama. next, the lines both candidates will be using. penalty you will be paying when flying one airline. you won't believe how much money your carry-ons could cost you. holiday hiring already in full swing at within majo
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welcome to tuesday morning. tuesday afternoon mid to upper 70s coast a few 80s, 80s and 90s bay, 90s to 100 inland. let's see what is going to happen across the country milder to the east 60s and 70s there, 80s denver, dallas, new orleans, salt lake and miami, 103 phoenix. all major airports running on time we could have rain around cincinnati, cleveland maybe severe weather there around lexington, kentucky back at home lack of clouds means i don't see delays flight tracker abc7news.com. 4:49. in presidential politics five weeks into the -- until the election one day until
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tomorrow's debate. tahman bradley has the latest on the last minute preps. >> reporter: the stage is almost ready at the university of denver where tomorrow night, president obama and mitt romney will go head-to-head during the first presidential debate. last night in denver romney previewed one of his lines of attack. >> we've had 43 straight months of unemployment above 8% what does the president have to say? he says forward. i think for warned is a better term. -- forewarned is a better term. >> reporter: romney is trailing the president in the polls, the candidate has spent many hours practicing he will huddle with advisers again. >> he's playing barack obama in these mock debates, i don't like him very much any more. >> reporter: president obama took a break from practice yesterday to visit a campaign
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office and make a few calls to unsuspecting voters. >> the president: andrea, this is barack obama, how are you? that's right. >> reporter: with it was a brief break for the president who like romney has been rehearsing for days. senator kerry is playing romney in mr. obama's practice sessions. managing expectations saying last night the president is out of practice. last time he debated was four years ago. according to the latest poll, 56% of americans expect president obama to win the debates. mitt romney told voters yesterday the debates are about more than who comes out on top they are the chance for a month-long conversation with the american people. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. news that abc news will bring live -- coverage of the debate. american airlines is trying to figure out how a row of seats came loose twice, a
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flight had to turn back i have an row of seats came loose yesterday the same thing over the weekend forcing a boston to miami flight to divert to jfk. >> the seat flipped backwards and so people were essentially on the lap of the passengers behind them with their legs up in the air. >> no one was hurt in either event. the faa is investigating. the trouble comes as pilot are in the midst of a tense contract negotiation with american. "good morning america" will have more on the way means for the airline at 7:00 this morning. if you are flying with airlines you want to pay attention to new rule. starting in october if you don't pay for your carry-on in advance, you will have to pay $100 at the gate for each carry-on. spirit is one of the few carriers who charge for carry-on baggage. if you tell the airline in advance, the cost is between
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$20 and $35. the airline says the charge is necessary to speed up the boarding process. >> are you buying that? >> nope, i'm not buying those carry-ons either. >> how about free advance planning, mike, cooling down a little? >> more like tomorrow definitely going to cool down, still going to be hot today, maybe a degree or two cooler than questioned. coast late this afternoon into the evening the sea breeze kicks in. looking at how calm the bay is from emeryville towards san francisco, almost a mirror reflection on the bay waters this morning. live doppler 7 hd, no clouds, no mist, no drizzle, no rain it is bone dry out there. in fact, it is going to be really dry this afternoon we are used to light humidity but it is going to be lighter than -- normal. fremont 77°, the warm spot
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antioch 70 everybody else in the 50s and 60s. monterey ray -- bay -- here the big story today check out temperatures compared to average. anywhere from 13 to 20° warmer than average today. mid to upper 90s in the south bay today cupertino and san jose, santa clara around 95°. peninsula mid 80s to mid 90s once again. out at the coast, 80° then settle into the mid and upper 70s late this afternoon. mid 80s around downtown, south san francisco and sausalito low to mid 90s north bay valleys, mid to upper 70s at your beaches east bay shore upper 80s berkeley, hayward everybody else low to mid 90s hot in the east bay valleys, upper 90s to low 100s. 90s around the monterey bay
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into watsonville, salinas, 80 monterey, 77 carmel. upper 90s low 100s through the central valley record high 80 possible at tahoe today mid 80s to mid 90s san diego and los angeles. tonight you know what is going on another gorgeous night at the coliseum, 78° at 7:05 first pitch down to 68° by 10:00. tonight 50s and 60s lack of cloud cover, that will come back tomorrow around that will jumpstart the cooling. coast tomorrow 12° cooler than today. the rest of us six to 10. friday through monday below average with stubborn clouds giving way to limit afternoon sunshine. good morning. expect traffic for game time
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tomorrow. san jose north 280 a few headlights very dark out there overcrossing highway 17 out of the santa cruz mountains no problems reported there. delays south of market, bumper-to-bumper jammed oracle open world howard street closed at mosconey center between third and fourth expect delays around that entire area the rest of the week. ramp closure due to roadwork west 92 to southbound 280 until 6:00 this morning. waze app is a great free app to get you around some of these traffic jams, fleet week coming and america's cup starting today and all the other activities, abc7news.com/ waze, download this free app to find out how to avoid traffic jams. an important gauge of our nation's economic recovery is out this morning. national retail federation expects winter holiday
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shopping sales to rise just over 4% this year. it is smaller than the growth in each of the past two years if you look at retail hiring more optimistic view. nationwide macy's planning to hire 80,000 workers for the christmas season, 2 1/2% increase from last year. 4:47. next warning for anyone taking amtrak this morning. how yesterday's derailment down south is affecting commuters here. north bay city's tough new laws against smoking. what you need to know before lighting up. hiring call for firefighters. where and when you will be able to apply to join a department in need. ♪ just put a little bit of yourself ♪
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